KTNA Studio – Dave Totten, artist

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by Dora Miller

KTNA Studio

KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by James Trump

Winter Black-capped Chickadee

winter chickadee

Photo by Robin Song

Fish Lake morning

Fish Lake morning

photo: Robin Song


Myers trial postponed

Friday, January 7, 2011

The trial for Timothy Myers that was set to begin on January 6 has been postponed to a later date. (more…)

Escapee and accomplice arrested after prison break

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Forty-four year old Mat-Su Pretrial facility inmate Kent Matte was arrested six hours after he escaped prison in Palmer. Matte is back behind bars and so is an accomplice who is charged with hindering prosecution.

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/20110106-escapefinal..mp3|titles=Prisoner apprehended after breaking out]

Troopers release name and photo of escaped prisoner

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Troopers say the name of the escaped prisoner they are looking for is 44 year old Kent Charles Matte.

Update:  Troopers found Matte this afternoon in Wasilla. He is back in custody.

Troopers looking for Mat Su Pre Trial escapee

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Troopers are searching for a prisoner who escaped Mat Su Pretrial this morning shortly after 8 a.m.  Troopers are not releasing the name or a photograph, instead are going with a description of the man. Department of Corrections says its the first time anyone has escaped the Palmer facility.


Mat Su Schools in safety mode after prisoner escapes

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Parents of children in the Mat Su School District all received an automated call this morning that schools are in “stay put” mode.  Troopers are looking for a prisoner that escaped from Mat Su Pre trial early this morning.  He is a Caucasian male, 44 years old, balding with red hair, 6’1″ tall and about 220 pounds.  They have not released his name or what he is accused of, but Troopers consider him dangerous.  Schools have locked their doors, but parents can still come in the school, it just means staff is being extra cautious in order to keep children safe.

The man was last seen wearing his yellow jumpsuit, pink undershirt and gray pants.  He has noticeable tattoos on both his arms.  If anyone has any information or sees this man, they can call 911.

Morning Newscast – Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

KTNA’s morning news, weather forecast, Denali echos and announcements for Soltice, December 21st.  Host is Sue Deyoe. Headlines – Clark trial delayed; Lepping found guilty on 23 counts; Denali Drama’s play runs through the weekend. 16 min.


Wasilla man charged with wildlife crimes

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Wasilla man has been found guilty of 23 misdemeanor fish and wildlife violations in Anchorage District Count.

Kurt Lepping, 55, was convicted of same day airborne hunting, guiding without a big game license, having an unpermitted black bear bait station, guiding a sport fish without a license and several other violations. (more…)

Change in society needed to end domestic violence, says state coordinator

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

In July, Governor Sean Parnell hired a specialist to deal with the rampant domestic violence and sexual abuse occurrences in Alaska. Katie Tepas  is the person and she says that nothing less than a change in society is needed to end domestic violence. KTNA continues coverage of domestic violence issues with an overview of what Tepas’ office tries to accomplish.

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/20101129-dvTepas.mp3|titles=State Domestic Violence coordinator]

New Group Formed To Tackle Domestic Violence in the Upper Valley

New group forms to tackle domestic violence in the upper valley

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Following a string of domestic violence crimes recently in the area, we checked what services are available to people who find themselves in domestic violent situations. KTNA reporter Diana Haecker has more.

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/20101119-dv.mp3|titles=Domestic violence resources]

Additional resources:

Alaska Family Services Center, Palmer: 24-hour Crisis Line: 907-746-4080 or 1-866-746-4080

STAR, Standing Together Against Rape: Phone: 907-276-7279 or 800-478-8999